KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Volunteers went up in the Associated Press College Football Top 15 poll, their highest ranking since Week 5 of the 2020 season.

The AP released its Top 25 poll last Tuesday after Week 1 of the college football season with Vols coming in at No. 24. After the Vols’ overtime win against the Pittsburgh Panthers, Tennessee went up in the poll to No. 15.

Tennessee’s last highest ranking was on Oct. 4, 2020, when they won against Missouri, 35-12.

Tennessee also earned its first ranking of the season in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, checking in No. 16, according to the news release from the University of Tennessee.

The news release added that Coach Josh Heupel became the first Tennessee coach since the beginning of the AP Poll era to defeat a top-20 opponent on the road in each of his first two seasons at the helm.

With the updated ranking, the Vols will return to Neyland Stadium to face the University of Akron on Sept. 17.